Interactive Whiteboards are not losing ground to tablets and phones. Small devices do not take the place of large surfaces where people can interact to discuss, brainstorm, plan and develop ideas. Technology simply cannot take the place of the concept of ideas on a board for group activities.
The challenge of many interactive solutions is that IT is required to download, install and set up the software. Once the software is installed the screens or board must be calibrated. Once all of this is done then you can begin working on them - well after a potentially long training period. And this is the downside of these expensive solutions. The more expensive generally the more costly in time and money is the training.
eBeam solves both of these issues by being a cost effective purchase, easy install (often 20 minutes or less) and a very intuitive interface. Training can take as little as 20 minutes to get up and running on either of the programs that are provided.
Another big downside is the lack of portability with expensive solutions. When you purchase an expensive board that can run from $2500 to $5000 the last thing the IT or facility people want to do is have this technology rolled down hallways or put on elevators to move between floors. Movement means wear and tear and this does not bode well for these boards.
eBeam solves this problem by its inherent portability. From the small foot print of the eBeam Edge Receiver to the wireless connection that can be made to your computer. Wires are not an issue and moving from room to room can take as little as a few minutes (with Capture) to 10-15 minutes if a projector is being used (with Scrapbook).
Your investment is small - as little as $649.00 for the USB version to $999.00 for the eBeam Edge Wireless with Capture Pack version. Add a Battery Pack and you have a complete system for just under $1100. This is a small investment that can be picked up and moved from room to room, taken on the road and set up in minutes.
So consider eBeam for your interactive solution. We Make Any Surface Smart.